Earl H. Reese, 88, of Hershey's Mill, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Edna F. Dulin Reese, with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. Born in Exton, he was the son of the late Clyde E., Sr. and Lettie Crossan Reese. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Mr. Reese, along with his wife, was the owner/operator of The Ingleside Diner in Thorndale for 23 years. He was the former president of the Brandywine Restaurant Association, and was a member of the Pennsylvania and the National Restaurant Associations. He was also a member of the Thorndale Rotary Club, Chester County Antique Car Club, American Legion in West Chester, and was president of the John Kriebel Woodshop at Hershey's Mill. He was a member and an Elder of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Frazer. He was a volunteer at Anselma Mill in Chester Springs and Paoli Hospital and was also an avid Phillies fan. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Ron Clark of California, Nancy Putt (Richard) of Dillsburg, Pa., Carol Brunner (John) of Hatboro, Susan McCallin (Matthew) of Glenmoore, Dale Amway (Steve) of West Chester, and Cindy Losco (Russell) of West Grove. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Reese, of Downingtown; and by grandchildren, Lauren and Stephanie Amway, David and Jeffrey Brunner, Christopher and Kelly Taggart, Simon Putt, Shaun, Melissa and Laura McCallin, Jennifer, Julie and Jacquelyn Clark, Anthony Cotugno, Justin and Jennine Bruno; and by great-grandchildren, Scarlett, Molly and Sophia. He was predeceased by his brothers, Clyde E. Reese, Jr. and Herbert W. Reese. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, February 18, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 400 Lancaster Ave., Frazer, where family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Interment will be in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions may be made in his name payable to Special Olympics Chester County, 458 E. King Road, Malvern, PA 19355. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.
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Published in www.dailylocal.com on Feb. 15, 2012